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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by big pappa b, May 15, 2003.

  1. big pappa b

    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    I went out tonight and got a SM465 tranny, bellhousing and shifter for $100.
    After that we got to talking about another truck he has.
    It's a 72 3/4 ton-D60front and eaton?? 14 bolt rear, haven't heard of an eaton rear only eaton differential (HELP) - SM465 w/PTO connected to a 10 ton PTO winch - 307 motor, truck runs....How does $700 sound...I think I'm gonna get it /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    What did the D60 front come out of?
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    you think? heh you should know. if it is a d60, then buy it up, Even though they dont make parts for those Eatons anymore, they are tuff as nails...
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    The D60 is supposedly the original in the truck
     
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    Watch for the muzzleflash!
    then wouldn't that make it a 1 ton and not 3/4???? /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif /forums/images/graemlins/deal.gif
     
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    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    3/4 ton in any year will be a Dana 44. Is it open knuckle or closed?
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    they didnt put 60's in until 77'
     
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    Swanson52 1/2 ton status

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    According to this , as I suspected, D60 not available in GM trucks in 72.
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Wes (thatk30guy) would know for sure, but I thought that the Dana 60 wasn't installed in GM trucks until around 1977.
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    Gonna have to get a better look at it. It was getting dark and I had no light
     
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    Silver84k5 1/2 ton status

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    You are correct.
     
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    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    Looks like a lot of us were thinking the same thing. /forums/images/graemlins/eek.gif
     
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    So I should be able to tell by looking at the knuckles to see if they are open or closed? Is that the only way without taking the cover off and measuring the ring gear?
     
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    Are you referring to the difference between the 44 and 60?
     
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    big pappa b 3/4 ton status

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    oops, yes. the 44 and 60
     
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    The 44 will have ball joints on the knuckles, the 60 will have kingpins. That is the quickest way to tell by eyeballing, IMO. Otherwise, the model # of the axle will be cast into the webbing on the bottom driver's side of the pumpkin, right below where the axle tube presses into the centersection. Another quick way-the 44 steering arm is held on with the 3 nuts, 60 arm is on top of the knuckle with 4. Hope that helps some. /forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif
     
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    A factory 1972 D44 will have open knuckles & disc brakes, so will a 71. 1970 was open knuckle drum brakes. 1969 was closed & drums.

    As stated above, D60 was first installed factory in 1977, it was an open knuckle, disc brake axle. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Cool, I sent that to the guy and will have him check it out tomorrow. It's about 90 miles from me so I can't just go check
     
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    I know for sure it has disc brakes and 8 lugs on the wheels
     
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    Crawl under it with a rag, and a flashlight, on front of the housing, lower, right hand corner, the model is cast into the housing, either D44 or D60
    60's did'nt appear as O.E.M. until '78 I beleive. I know the first gens, did'nt have them.
     

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